Total recall

The intriguing multimedia exhibit "bet you weren't expecting another show about memory" looks at the way recollection recasts and reframes the past in works by 15 Moore College of Art & Design student artists. The show ends its run this weekend at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Admission is free. Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 215-965-4000 or


You have to laugh

Must be the tryptophan in the Thanksgiving turkey that makes us want to go and do crazy things like engaging in combat over consumer goods at the mall before the sun comes up. Put that energy to better use: Go see a comedy show at 5:10 in the morning (or 4:35 in the afternoon or 7:20 at night). If you don't like it, don't worry, another will hit the stage immediately at the Black Friday Comedy Marathon. The show, featuring over 100 acts - with names such as Chris and Andrew Have a Time Machine, Barbara Bush Needs To Improve Their SEO, and Trees! - The Musical; The Revue; The Play; The Show LIVE, performed by Mary D. Lang Elementary School - goes on (and on) at the Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St. Times: From 10 a.m. Friday to 11:55 p.m. Saturday without pause. Tickets: $10 (includes admission to every show). Information:


Out of sight

A founding member of the seminal 1970s space-rockers, saxophonist Nik Turner's Hawkwind brings his version of the band to life, recreating the light-show spectacle from the band's heyday. What's it like? "The extra-terrestrial, inter-galactic, orgasmic embodiment of the loving and healing vibrations, and the rocking music of the spheres, flame on, one love," it says here. The band plays at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. Information: 215-291-4919 or


Ice show

It's the fourth annual meeting of Penn State and Vermont in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. The Nittany Lions (7-2-3), who lead the series 2-1, feature defensemen Connor Varley (Lansdale), Kevin Kerr (Bensalem), and David Thompson (Glen Mills), forward Ricky DeRosa (Aston), and goalie Eamon McAdam (Perkasie). The Catamounts (3-8-2) have a local connection, as well, in forward Brendan Bradley (Warminster). The puck drops at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. Time: 1 p.m. Tickets: $12 to $40. Information: 215-336-3600 or


Sparkling Balanchine

In his first abstract ballet, Jewels, George Balanchine used music by Fauré ("Emeralds"), Stravinsky ("Rubies"), and Tchaikovsky ("Diamonds") to celebrate the cities of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg. A film of the Bolshoi Ballet's performance in Moscow screens at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. Time: 1 p.m. Tickets: $20; $10 students. Information: 610-527-9898 or